Use before sun exposure.
Prepares your skin for maximum tanning.

58 reviews

Base Tan


Upgrade your daily body care routine with this tan maximizing body lotion. Use just once a day to dramatically boost your natural tanning ability. Supports melanin production so you can get a darker tan in less time. 

5fl. oz / 147ml

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Why Tropic Labs?

What You Can Expect

Luscious Tropical Scent

Effective Formulas That Really Work

100% Reef-Safe & Environmentally Friendly

Vegan & Cruelty-Free


Light weight &
deeply hydrating

This luscious lotion absorbs quickly and smells amazing - Base Tan will have you going bananas!

Born in the Lab

...Raised in the Sun

  • Key Ingredients

    Tropical Phytocomplex™

    11 natural oils and butters from exotic tropical fruits and nuts including Kakadu plum, Cacay oil, and Cupuaçu Butter.

    Tan Boost Technology™

    Effective for all skin tones, this specially-formulated amino-acid is where the magic happens. It works by boosting melanin production and helps rapidly accelerate the tanning process, so you can spend less time worrying about your tan and more time enjoying the sun. 


    Kakadu Plum

    Helps restore elasticity to the skin, reduces the appearance of cellulite

    Cacay Oil

    Loaded with antioxidants, has been show to improve tone and texture of skin and reducing appearance of environmental damage

    Cupuaçu Butter

    Loaded with Vitamin B and anti-oxidants, this Brazilian oil helps skin to recover from sun exposure

  • How does it work?

    Melanin is your body’s ’built-in’ protection from sunburns, its first defense against UV rays, and is what gives our skin its color. The darker your skin, the more melanin naturally present in your body. The melanin in your skin also acts as a natural form of DNA protection and is what shields the precious nucleus of your skin cells, blocking and preventing the aging effect of ultraviolet radiation.  

    When you apply Tropic Labs Base Tan™ in the days leading up to sun exposure, you are ‘feeding’ your skin the essential amino acids it needs to boost and support melanin production. We call this our Tan Boost Technology™.

    Using Base Tan helps equip your skin with the nutrition it needs to maximize melanin production and get the deep, dark tan you’ve been longing for while spending less time in the sun.

    Supplement that process with potent antioxidants and innovative natural anti-aging ingredients like soya bean and pomegranate extracts, and you’ve got yourself one powerhouse of a body lotion designed to help you bronze quickly and naturally while leaving your skin radiant and hydrated. 



  • Instructions

    Going on holiday? 

    To maximize your skin’s natural tanning ability, we recommend applying Base Tan daily for a minimum of 5-7 days before prolonged sun exposure. This ensures your skin is fully-loaded with all the nutrients it needs to adequately protect itself and optimizes your tanning potential. 


    Live in a sun-filled paradise? 

    Apply Base Tan daily to support your skin’s natural protective functions, help prevent premature aging due to sun exposure, and keep your body’s bronzing ability constantly charged. 


    Live in a cold or sun-starved region? 

    Take advantage of what little sun you do have by encouraging your skin to get as tanned as possible with our innovative Tan Boost Technology. Apply Base Tan in the days leading up to and during (less-intense) sun exposure to achieve your body’s best glow.



    + use it as an intensely hydrating after-sun to recharge your skin before your next day of sun exposure, and quench your skin with powerful anti-aging and plant-powered ingredients.


    + we ALWAYS suggest using a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 20 (such as Tan Smart) if you intend to expose yourself to the sun. Using BaseTan alone does not provide adequate protection from sunburns, especially during extended sunbathing.

  • Full Ingredients

    Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Sunflower Oil, GMS/ Peg 100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Tyrosine, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Adenosine Triphosphate, Riboflavin, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seaberry) Seed Oil, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum)  Seed Oil, Caryodendron Orinocense (Cacay) Seed Oil, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu)  Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu)  Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter, Astrocaryum Murumuru (Murumuru)  Seed Butter, Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract (Monoi), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seaberry) Fruit Oil, Polyglutamic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soy) Seed Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol

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amber g.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Works great!

I really love how easily I tan with base tan and the 20 SPF.

  • Scent PoorExcellent
  • Application PoorExcellent
  • Results PoorExcellent
  • Natural Skin Tone Very Fair
  • Age Group 35-44
Alexis A.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Review of base tan

I loved the smell most about this product. It smells like bananas.

  • Scent PoorExcellent
  • Application PoorExcellent
  • Results PoorExcellent
  • Natural Skin Tone Fair
  • Age Group 18-24
Jennifer N.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Does Exactly What It Says!

This works like a charm! Buy it!

  • Age Group 35-44
  • Natural Skin Tone Fair
  • Results PoorExcellent
  • Application PoorExcellent
  • Scent PoorExcellent
Andrea J.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Love this stuff!

The scent and feel! And it works!

  • Age Group 45-54
  • Natural Skin Tone Medium
  • Results PoorExcellent
  • Application PoorExcellent
  • Scent PoorExcellent
A Tropic Labs Customer
Catherine K.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great Product!

How I have really been able to see darker skin after 5 days of use! The product also was very gentle on my sensitive skin and smells SO good. (Yes it smells like bananas but a little floral/plant based as the product but it’s like something you’d get at a spa lol) The only thing is I recommend is to be careful with how much product you are using as I wish for the price I paid more product came with it! Overall, I highly recommend this product and would love to see it in stores soon!

  • Age Group 18-24
  • Natural Skin Tone Medium
  • Results PoorExcellent
  • Application PoorExcellent
  • Scent PoorExcellent
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